Local Area Coordinators / Planners

Quite often I am asked what are the roles of an LAC.

Role of Local Area Coordination (LAC)

LACs can help you to:

  • Understand and access the NDIS – This can include workshops or individual conversations about the NDIS.
  • Create a plan – If you are eligible for an NDIS support plan, your LAC will have a conversation with you to learn about your current situation, supports, and goals to help develop your plan.

It is important to know that LACs cannot approve an NDIS plan, this is done by someone from the NDIA.
Implement your plan –

  • Your LAC will help you to find and start receiving the services in your NDIS plan.
  • Your LAC can also provide assistance throughout your plan if you have any questions.
  • Review your plan – Your LAC will work with you to make changes to your plan through a plan review. This generally occurs 12 months after your plan is implemented.

Linking you to information and support in your community

LACs will help you:

  • Learn about support available in your local community;
  • Understand how the NDIS works with other government services – this is supports like education, health, and transport;
  • Sustain informal supports around you – this is family, friends and local community members.

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